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George C. Mason produced six known "Extra Illustrated" unique editions of his published book, Reminiscences of Newport. There are original manuscripts and engravings carefully interspersed and bound in with the text, sometimes illustrative of the text they accompany, sometimes seemingly unrelated to the text but relevant to the history of Newport, R.I. 1 v.; ill., ports., 23 cm. Contains extensive additional portraits seemingly removed from other publications. Contains a political...
Topics: Newport (R.I.) – History, Newport (R.I.) -- Social life and customs, Newport (R.I.) -- Pictoral...
Cambridge [Mass.]: : Printed by S.G. and M.J. [i.e, Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson] for John Usher of Boston., 1669. [12], 198, [10] p.; 18 cm. (4to). Signatures: A⁴ a² B-2D⁴. Error in paging: p. 96 misnumbered 69. Dedicated to Thomas Prince, governor, and to the magistrates of New Plymouth. "To the reader" signed: John Higginson. Thomas Thacher. March 26. 1669. "A brief chronological table, of the principall passages contained in New Englands memoriall."--[10] p....
Topics: Massachusetts -- History -- New Plymouth, 1620-1691., New England -- History -- Colonial period,...
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George C. Mason produced six known "Extra Illustrated" unique editions of his published book, Reminiscences of Newport. There are original manuscripts and engravings carefully interspersed and bound in with the text, sometimes illustrative of the text they accompany, sometimes seemingly unrelated to the text but relevant to the history of Newport, R.I. 1 v. ; ill., ports., 23 cm. Contains extensive additional portraits seemingly removed from other publications. Includes: List of the...
Topics: Newport (R.I.) -- History, Newport (R.I.) -- Social life and customs, Newport (R.I.) -- Pictoral...
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George C. Mason produced six known unique "Extra Illustrated" editions of his published book, Reminiscences of Newport. There are original manuscripts and engravings carefully interspersed and bound in with the text, sometimes illustrative of the text they accompany, sometimes seemingly unrelated to the text but relevant to the history of Newport, R.I. 1 of 2 vols., ill., ports.,23 cm. Edition A: "Extra Illustrated by Goodspeed, Boston."Contains extensive additional...
Topics: Newport (R.I.) -- History, Newport (R.I.) -- Social life and customs, Newport (R.I.) -- Pictoral...
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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28 v., 12-25 cm., 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) Diaries for 1778-1800, incomplete, constitute 15 volumes at 12 cm. Diaries for 1804-1840 constitute 13 volumes ranging from 20-25 cm. Location and/or existence of journals for 1802 and 1803 unconfirmed. Original journals for 1787, 1788 and 1801 located at Newport Historical Society. Original journal for 1789 located at Rhode Island Historical Society. Diaries of an average working man in the area locally known as "South County" Rhode Island....
Topics: Hazard Family., Vital records -- Rhode Island -- North Kingstown -- Sources., Quakers -- Rhode...
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George C. Mason produced six known "Extra Illustrated" unique editions of his published book, Reminiscences of Newport. There are original manuscripts and engravings carefully interspersed and bound in with the text, sometimes illustrative of the text they accompany, sometimes seemingly unrelated to the text but relevant to the history of Newport, R.I. 1 v. ; ill., ports., 23 cm. Includes: Manuscript list of sick aboard the Frigate General Greene. Red cloth binding with gold stamping....
Topics: Newport (R.I.) – History, Newport (R.I.) -- Social life and customs, Newport (R.I.) -- Pictoral...
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by Massachusetts. Militia. Col. John Jacobs' Regiment.
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Manuscript ; 1 v. (74 leaves), bound; 33 cm. Covers time period of 27 May 1778-16 December 1778. Final 19 leaves contain charts of the weekly returns of the regiment. A mix of regimental orders, brigade orders and generals' orders taken at headquarters in Swansey (Swansea), Mass., Providence and Portsmouth, R.I. covering the time period of the Battle of Rhode Island. Also from stations at Tiverton, R.I., Little Compton, R.I., Camp Freetown (Mass.). Records orders from General Cornell, General...
Topics: Massachusetts. Militia. -- Order-books., Rhode Island, Battle of, R.I., 1778., Quaker Hill, Battle...
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Manuscript ; [43] leaves, bound ; 19 cm. In ink on front cover: S. Ward - Dec. 1792-.Bound in vellum with envelope flap and tab, 19 x 12 cm. Diary and account book. [43] leaves are contained in the bound manuscript, of which the first 14 contain the diary, the following 19 are blank, and the final 10 contain the author's financial accounts, written upside down to the diary. Samuel Ward, Jr., son of Continental Congress delegate Samuel Ward (1725-1776), travelled to Paris from London on Dec. 24,...
Topics: Constable, William, 1752-1803., Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816., Louis XVI, King of France,...
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Manuscript ; [15] leaves, sewn ; 26 cm. Journal dated: Newport, September 2nd, 1778. Mrs. Mary Almy's account, for her husband Captain Benjamin Almy, of the cannonading of the French Fleet led by Comte De Estaing in Newport, R.I., commencing July 29, ending August 24, 1778. Newport was occupied by the British Army from fall 1776 until October 1779. Inscribed on verso of last page: "Sukey for your life take care of this and let no eyes peruse it but your and Mrs. Carr." Sukey was her...
Topics: France. Marine. -- Rhode Island -- 1778., Rhode Island, Battle of, R.I., 1778., Women and war --...
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by Easton, James C. (James Coggeshall), 1803-1861.
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Manuscript ; [1, 131, 1] leaves, bound ; 42 cm. Accounts run from 1 January 1835 to 19 November 1860. Son of Capt. James Coggeshall Easton (1772-1831) and Mary Ann "Nancy" Spooner, James C. Easton was a Newport R. I. merchant and craftsman. The core of his business was making and mending shoes and boots but that was supplemented with a range of goods for sale including turnips, corn, potatoes, carrots, onions, squash, beans, cabbage, butter, leather and oil. He sold loads of seaweed...
Topics: Easton Family., Easton
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Malbone, Godfrey, 1724-1785.
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Manuscript ; 0.01 linear feet; (1 folder). This collection contains a printed oath filled in and signed at the Custom House at Newport, Rhode Island certifying that Godfrey Malbone (1724-1785) and his brother John (1735-1795) were the owners of the brig Catherine. Cite as: Godfrey Malbone oath, RLC.Ms.552, Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Funding for processing and cataloging this collection was provided by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. Gift of Mrs. Reginald B. Lanier, 1962.
Topics: Wanton, Joseph, 1705-1780., Hopkins, Stephen, 1707-1785., Malbone, John, 1735-1795., Duprey, John.,...
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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Manuscript ; 43 l., [4 l.], 33 l. [14 l.]; 47 cm. Generally organized by letter alphabetically of the name of "reputed owner" but not necessarily alphabetical within each letter. Schedule E contains notes of specific industries including wharves, mills, distilleries, rope walks, tan yards and the schoolhouse. Signed on verso of p. 33 of Schedule E: ...Robert Stevens, Principal Assessor. Laid paper holds watermark of J. Honig and Zoonen, De Vergulde Bijenkopf (The Gilded Beehive) Mill,...
Topics: Taxation -- Rhode Island -- Newport., Finance -- Rhode Island -- Newport., Taxation of personal...
Source: folio
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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Manuscript ; [4] p., [5] p.; 31 cm. Anonymous manuscript letter written to Misters Edes and Gill, printers of the Boston Gazette and dated Newport July 21st, 1769. At head of letter: "Please to insert the following in your next Gazette and you'll oblige." The letter was not published in the Boston Gazette. Cite as: An Account of the Destruction of the British armed Sloop "Liberty" at Newport, Rhode Island, 1769. RLC.Ms.Bound.0017. Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Gift of...
Topics: Packwood, Joseph., Reid, William., Liberty (sloop)., Edes and Gill., Customs administration --...
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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Manuscript ; 1 leaf : vellum, seal ; 55 x 67 cm. Ruled for 1 column and text block of 38 lines; justified 39 x 62 cm. Initials and penwork in text. Indenture between Henry Collins, merchant, and Abraham Redwood for the land for the Redwood Library Company. Signed by Henry Collins with his seal in red wax. Witnessed by Samuel Engs and Gideon Sisson. Accepted by Daniel Coggeshall, Assist, June 17th 1748. First line: This Indenture made the Ninth day of June in the Twenty first Year of the Reign...
Topics: Redwood, Abraham, 1709 or 1710-1788., Collins, Henry., Engs, Samuel., Sisson, Gideon., Coddington,...
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Rhode Island. Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Newport County).
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Manuscript ; 1 v., 12 leaves ; 33 cm."From November 1754 to November 1756"Collection consists of one sewn volume of court records; 12 folded manuscript copies of court decisions and one folded receipt of Jahleel Brenton Esq. to Ebenezer Allen for mending a bridle and for a hunting saddle.Opening court: The honorable Edward Scott, Esq., Chief Justice; the honorable Peter Bours, Esq., Justice; the honorable Daniel Gould, Esq., Justice; the honorable William Anthony Esq., Justice.Cite...
Topics: Courts -- Rhode Island -- Newport County., Court records -- Rhode Island -- Newport County. Court...
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Hazard, Thomas Benjamin, 1756-1845.
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by Harrison, Peter, 1716-1775.
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Manuscript ; 0.02 linear feet; (1 oversize folder). Peter Harrison (1716-1775), was a ship master before beginning his career as a prominent architect in the American colonies. This collection consists of a printed agreement by Captain Peter Harrison on November 15, 1740, for John Freebody to send thirty-eight Spanish pisstoly [sic] of gold to Mrs. Susanah Harriss of London, England, on the Ship Leathly. Cite as: Peter Harrison shipping agreement, RLC.Ms.553, Redwood Library and Athenaeum....
Topics: Freebody, John., Harriss, Susanah., Leathly (Ship)., Shipping -- Rhode Island -- Newport --...
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by Wanton, Gideon, 1693-1767.
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Redwood Library Company charter granted to Abraham Redwood signed by Governor Gideon Wanton with notarial act with signature of witness, Thomas Ward, Secretary of State.;vellum, seal, ill. ; 60 x 75 cm.;Bearing a paper and wax seal of the Colony of Rhode Island (9 cm. diameter).;Ruled for 1 column and text block of 36 lines; justified 33 x 66 cm. Initials and penwork in text.;Cite as: Charter of the Redwood Library Company, 1747. RLC.Ms.0001. Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Topics: Redwood Library and Athenaeum. -- Charters, grants, privileges., Redwood Library Company. --...